The Bulletin Board Burden


My assistant principal has already reminded me three times this year that a bulletin board is “the window into your classroom.” Incredibly, it is through this corkboard window, not the actual window on the actual door of my room, that I have been judged most in the past few months.
AP: “Where are your Next Steps Comments?” he asks me.
Me: “There aren’t any next steps. I posted their final drafts. I put their grades on there.”
AP: “But people need to see that you’re offering next steps.”
Me: “I did. That’s how they got to the final draft.”
AP: “But people need to see the Next Steps Comments. Your bulletin board is the window into your